Señor Bolet Peraza to Mr. Foster.


I have received positive information that the Steamer South Portland that leaves New York to-morrow morning for Trinidad carries arms and ammunition for the rebels in Venezuela. I beg you will give the necessary instructions to detain the steamer until the matter is investigated. The steamer will be cleared to-morrow (Saturday) morning unless you act in the matter.

N. Bolet Peraza,
Minister of Venezuela.